Wednesday, September 30, 2009

little finn


james finley mcgarity
"finn"
i got to see our newest little one again today. i fall deeper & deeper in love with him as my baby belly grows, he kicks, & i get to peak at his beautiful profile, feet & hands.
i have been once again totally consumed, stressed, fearful about one of our children. a month ago during an ultrasound they noticed a "grey spot" in the left ventricle of our baby's heart. we were sent upstairs to a specialist. the doctor did a through, high tech ultra-sound & assured us that though it is a "marker" for chromosomal disorder or disease that we should treat this as a healthy pregnancy. i felt as i had been punched in the stomach again. there could be something wrong, that is a "marker." how could i handle 2 sick & injured babies? my head spun as we left the doctors office that day. we debated on if we should be open about this issue or just have faith & wait & see. well, our appointment was this morning & dr. palermo reassured me & even offered to do an amniocentesis. but, felt that i would be putting a healthy pregnancy at risk. she did order another ultrasound & my special lady, joyce, checked him out. immediately she zoomed in on his heart...it is perfectly fine. NO GREY SPOT! perfect beating, 4 chamber heart.
unreal...should i be surprised?
i felt that a month ago when we got the news, could this dark cloud hang any lower? is God really going to make us go through this? why?
i know it was to further his faithfulness. i have struggled with trust & faith for the past few weeks. i began to question for the first time, why? why again? another baby hurting?
well, He is faithful. proves it everyday, not needed to. mighty to save! i know that full well!
this is our finn's baby verse-
psalm 139:14
i praise you because i am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, i know that full well.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

guns, guns, guns

what else do you do when it is a rainy morning?
bust out your target & bb gun, of course!




Friday, September 25, 2009

1st day of preschool

pippy had her first day of preschool today. ofcourse, she had a blast!
she is miss social & was ready to see her friends.

she didn't even have a moment to kiss us bye or take a picture.
happy preschool days.

68 is great!

we celebrated papa's 68th birthday! what a big day. jp & fam came down from boone to share in the celebration. wonderful meal & delicious carrot cake, always a b-day fav!

Monday, September 14, 2009

boy oh boy!


our baby bean is a boy!
we blindfolded the kids when they got home from school & sat out a bunch of blue baby things & then did the big reveal. here is their reaction.
DON'T FORGET TO PRESS PAUSE/MUTE ON THE IPOD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG.

snakes alive!!!!

mac & some of the neighborhood boys were out playing beside our house. they are building a new home & they found this HUGE copperhead out by the equipment. our neighbor shot it & all the boys were eager to have their picture taken with the prize. it must be said again,
boys are gross!!!




Thursday, September 10, 2009

even the grass & trees

isaiah 55:12
you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

as i drove into goshen to pick up maggie i had this feeling of joy. we had overcome. libby claire was recovering in the most awesome way. when i stopped to look at this field the breeze was gently blowing the grass & it was almost as if i was looking at a sea of angels waving at me. cheering us on. i knew God was speaking to me & i had to take a picture to remember that feeling of encouragement. i also took a picture of this huge oak on the property. as i read my bible study this morning there was the verse...the verse that tied it all together.

i could stay outside at goshen glen all day, every day. it feeds your soul just being there.



as i pulled into the drive there my precious girl was standing with a sign she had made. i love you to mags!



Sunday, September 6, 2009

home again!

we are home!

all in one piece!

walking to get checked in to surgery 6 am

pre-surgery vitals

wagon ride





post surgery



1st time mama gets to hold libby claire







our 10 year old!


already thinking of becoming a doctor



so happy to see her big brother on his 10th birthday




that is the most beautiful profile ever. thank you dr. mclanahan & dr. matthews



whoa!!!! surgery hair!!!!


my first walk down the halls of the PICU


my car car





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